Out on 25 February 2021

The Patience of the Spider

Andrea Camilleri

2008 Nominee

CWA International Dagger

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25 February 2021
9781529043839
288 pages
Synopsis

The Patience of the Spider is the eighth novel in Andrea Camilleri's wryly humorous Inspector Montalbano series.

Chief Inspector Montalbano is on enforced sick leave. But when a local girl goes mysteriously missing, the whole community takes an interest in the case. Why are the kidnappers so sure that the girl's impoverished father and dying mother will be able to find a fortune? The ever-inquisitive Montalbano steps in, to get to the heart of the matter in his own inimitable style.

The Patience of the Spider is followed by the ninth novel in the series, Paper Moon.

Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today

Guardian

Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb

Sunday Times

One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers

Daily Mail